Current MLS Betting Odds and Lines

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and in recent years, it has begun to take a foothold in the United States and join the “four major team sports” of football, baseball, basketball, and hockey.

In 1993, as part of the U.S.’s bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup, Major League Soccer was formed. The league began play in 1996 with 10 teams. Just six years later, its future was bleak. The league dropped two clubs and was losing millions of dollars.

What began to turn things around was the “designated player rule.” In short, it allows the league to compete for international talent. When the MLS signed David Beckham on January 11, 2007, it marked a turning point in the league’s popularity. Since then, television deals are driving revenue, soccer-specific stadiums are being built for most teams, and the league has expanded. There are now 28 clubs: 25 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada.

MLS now has some of the youngest viewership demographics in the U.S. Its increased popularity has allowed North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico) to succeed in its bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

While the NFL is the king of the betting landscape in the United States, soccer is the most popular sport to wager on worldwide. With the rising popularity of MLS, there are plenty of opportunities to not only bet on Major League Soccer but to do so intelligently and profit from it.

Major League Soccer

League Markets
Current Major League Soccer Betting Odds
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Game
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LAFC
Atlanta United FC
Draw
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
+150+150+280+155+140+275
Nashville SC
Montreal Impact
Draw
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
+185+143+230+175+138+240
Philadelphia Union
Charlotte FC
Draw
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
+175+148+240+165+145+240
Chicago Fire FC
DC United
Draw
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
+350-150+310+320-145+310
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New York City FC
New England Revolution
Draw
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
+170+143+255+165+140+250
Columbus Crew
Orlando City SC
Draw
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
+230+106+260+250-110+270
FC Cincinnati
Toronto FC
Draw
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
+143+175+245+130+180+250
Seattle Sounders FC
St. Louis City SC
Draw
5/25/24 8:30pm EDT
+210+120+245+200+120+250
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Real Salt Lake
FC Dallas
Draw
5/25/24 8:30pm EDT
+138+190+240+140+175+240
Minnesota United FC
Colorado Rapids
Draw
5/25/24 9:30pm EDT
+235-105+285+240-105+280
Houston Dynamo FC
LA Galaxy
Draw
5/25/24 10:30pm EDT
+310-130+295+300-130+290
Sporting Kansas City
Portland Timbers
Draw
5/25/24 10:30pm EDT
+245-108+290+240-110+280
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Austin FC
San Jose Earthquakes
Draw
5/25/24 10:30pm EDT
+320-137+310+300-130+290
Inter Miami CF
Vancouver Whitecaps
Draw
5/25/24 10:30pm EDT
+138+163+280+145+150+270
DC United
Montreal Impact
Draw
5/29/24 7:30pm EDT
+210+120+240
Nashville SC
FC Cincinnati
Draw
5/29/24 7:30pm EDT
+375-140+260
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Atlanta United FC
Inter Miami CF
Draw
5/29/24 7:30pm EDT
+425-165+290
Charlotte FC
New York Red Bulls
Draw
5/29/24 7:30pm EDT
+360-140+270
Toronto FC
Philadelphia Union
Draw
5/29/24 7:30pm EDT
+375-140+260
Vancouver Whitecaps
Sporting Kansas City
Draw
5/29/24 8:30pm EDT
+175+140+240
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Colorado Rapids
Houston Dynamo FC
Draw
5/29/24 8:30pm EDT
+210+115+240
Orlando City SC
Chicago Fire FC
Draw
5/29/24 8:30pm EDT
+195+130+240
FC Dallas
LA Galaxy
Draw
5/29/24 10:30pm EDT
+425-155+260
Real Salt Lake
Seattle Sounders FC
Draw
5/29/24 10:30pm EDT
+155+150+250
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Minnesota United FC
LAFC
Draw
5/29/24 10:45pm EDT
+380-155+280

MLS Futures Odds

2024 USA MLS Cup Odds

Team
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Inter Miami CF
+185
Bet
+188
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LAFC
+1400
Bet
+650
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FC Cincinnati
+900
Bet
+900
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LA Galaxy
+1400
Bet
+1400
Bet
Real Salt Lake
+1400
Bet
+1400
Bet
Columbus Crew
+1800
Bet
+1600
Bet
New York Red Bulls
+1600
Bet
+1600
Bet
Minnesota United FC
+1600
Bet
+2000
Bet
Vancouver Whitecaps
+1600
Bet
+2000
Bet
Philadelphia Union
+2200
Bet
+2500
Bet
Toronto FC
+2800
Bet
+2500
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Atlanta United FC
+2800
Bet
+2800
Bet
Austin FC
+2800
Bet
+3300
Bet
Colorado Rapids
+5000
Bet
+4000
Bet
New York City FC
+3300
Bet
+4000
Bet
St. Louis City SC
+4000
Bet
+5000
Bet
DC United
+6600
Bet
+6600
Bet
Houston Dynamo FC
+6600
Bet
+6600
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Seattle Sounders FC
+10000
Bet
+6600
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Charlotte FC
+6600
Bet
+8000
Bet

How to Read Sports Betting Odds Video

Table of Contents

  1. MLS Bets
  2. MLS Betting Events
  3. When to Bet on MLS Matches
  4. Popular Teams
  5. MLS Betting Strategies
  6. MLS Standings

MLS Major League Soccer Bets

Soccer may be a low-scoring sport, but there are quite a few ways to place a bet on a soccer match. Some require more explanation than others, particularly the Asian Handicap.

Moneyline Bet

The moneyline is a simple bet where you try and predict the final outcome of the match. Wager on either team to win or choose a draw with a 3-way moneyline bet.
You can also wager on either team to win with a 2-way moneyline bet. With this bet, a draw would result in a push and your bet being refunded.

3-Way Moneyline Bet

The 3-way moneyline is one of the most popular bets due to draws being a consistent outcome in soccer. You can choose either team to win or bet on a draw.

Sportsbooks determine the likelihood of each outcome along with how the public might bet on a matchup to set the odds. If the public takes more action on one of the three outcomes than expected, sportsbooks will adjust the odds accordingly.

3-Way Moneyline Example

D.C. United -165
New England Revolution +450
Draw +330

In this example, D.C. United winning is the most likely outcome. The minus sign before the odds indicates their status as the betting favorite. A minus before the number means you have to risk $165 to win $100 on D.C.

A plus sign ahead of the odds indicates an underdog outcome. A bet on New England to win is the most unlikely result according to oddsmakers. A Revolution win would pay $450 on a $100 bet.

The odds for a draw in this case are +330, so bet $100 to win $330 in the event of a tie.

Note that 3-way moneyline odds can all have plus values. When this occurs, the favorite would be the lowest value.

In the following example, New York City FC is the +115 favorite. LA is +250, so a Galaxy win is considered slightly less likely than a draw at +245.

New York City FC +115
LA Galaxy +250
Draw +245

2-Way Moneyline Bet (aka “Tie No Bet”)

As we touched on above, the 2-way moneyline bet means there are two outcomes instead of three. This bet takes the draw out of the equation, as you would get your initial bet amount back in case of a tie. Hence, this bet is also called a 2-Way Tie No Bet.

2-Way Moneyline Bet Example

D.C. United -425
New England Revolution +310

Using the same game as our first 3-way moneyline example, you’ll see that you would have to risk a lot more to win the same amount on a bet for D.C. United. That’s because a draw isn’t a losing outcome here.

Since a draw isn’t a negative for a bettor on the 2-way moneyline, you would have to risk more to back the favored team. In this case, it’s $425 on D.C. to win $100. If the match is a draw, you get your $425 bet back.

On the other side, you’re also protected against a draw by betting on the Revolution. The payout for a New England win decreases to $310 on a $100 bet. Again, if the final result is a draw, you get your $100 bet back.

Major League Soccer Odds Example

Major League Soccer Odds and Outcomes Explained

Game
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LAFC
Atlanta United FC
Draw
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+150+150+280
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Possible Moneyline Outcomes
  • LAFC bettors risk $100 to win $150 at +150 odds. The implied probability for LAFC is 40%.
  • Atlanta United FC bettors risk $100 to win $150 at +150 odds. The implied probability for Atlanta United FC is 40%.
  • Draw bettors risk $100 to win $280 at +280 odds. The implied probability for Draw is 26.32%.

Totals Bet (Over-Under)

A totals bet is where oddsmakers set a specific number of goals to be scored in the match. You bet whether the final result will be over or under that number.

It’s important to note that the number set for a totals bet isn’t the number of goals oddsmakers think will be scored. Rather, it’s the number of goals oddsmakers think will cause equal betting on both sides of their line. This ensures a sportsbook doesn’t take too much of a loss on a certain result.

Totals Bet Example

Toronto FC 2.5 o -110
Columbus Crew 2.5 u -110

Here, you would be betting on whether the total number of goals in this match will go over or under 2.5.

The -110 next to each number indicates the odds. You would need to bet $110 to win $100 in either case. Sometimes, oddsmakers will adjust the odds if they believe betting on one side will be heavier than the other.

You’ll notice that the odds here are the same for each side. In either case, you have to risk more than you can win. This $10 difference is called the vig or juice. Sportsbooks use losing bets to pay the winners.

When there’s an equal amount of betting on each side, the book gets a profit of $10 on each losing bet. Think of the vig as a service fee. It allows the sportsbook a better chance to profit and also ensures that your bet will be paid out in case you win.

Asian Handicap – Goal Line Bet (Soccer Point Spread)

The Asian handicap, or goal line bet, is placing a wager on the matchup with a point spread like a hockey puck line or baseball run line. Teams are typically favored by half goal, but more lopsided matchups have been known to have spreads of 1.5 or 2.5 on the goal line.

Asian Handicap – Goal Line Bet Example

Colorado Rapids -0.5 -110
Orlando City SC +0.5 -110

In this example, a bet on Colorado would only be successful if the Rapids win by 1 or more goals.

Betting on Orlando City gives you two ways to win. If the Lions win outright, you win. If the final result is a draw, you also win. That +0.5 goal line means Orlando City can’t lose by more than 1 goal. It includes the possibility of a draw.

If the goal line were -1.5 in favor of Colorado, the bet would only be a winner if the Rapids were to win the match by two or more goals.

Asian Handicap Split Bet (Split Goal Line Bet)

Asian handicap split lines, or split goal lines, are written in quarter goal increments of 0.25 or 0.75. Examples include 0.25, 0.75, 1.25 or 1.75.

Whenever you see a split line, you’re actually making 2 bets at once. Your wager will be equally split between the two closest half line numbers with the same odds.

Asian Handicap Split Bet Example

Here’s how a $120 bet on CF Montreal with a -0.75 -120 Asian handicap split bet works.

CF Montreal -0.75 -120
Chicago Fire +0.75 +100

The closest half number below -0.75 is -1, so $60 goes for Montreal -1. The closest half number above -0.75 is -0.5. The other $60 goes to Montreal by -0.5.

The -120 odds is what determines your winning payout. Remember, a minus value is how much you risk to win $100. In this case, you are risking $120 total to win a $100 split between two different lines.

If both bets win, you get $50 for each totaling $100. If one wins and one pushes, you get $50 plus $60 refunded. And if both lose, you get $0.

Asian Handicap Split Bet Detailed Example

How much you win or lose on the Asian handicap split bet depends on the game’s final outcome. Here’s how your bet on Montreal -0.75 at -120 odds plays out.

Montreal wins by 2 or more goals
Both bets win. Montreal’s 2 goal victory is greater than each bet at -0.5 and -1.

The $120 bet to win $100 was split $60 each for Montreal -0.5 and Montreal -1. You win $50 each for a total of $100.

Montreal wins by 1 goal
Montreal by -0.5 wins, Montreal by -1 pushes. In this case, Montreal’s 1 goal victory is only greater than the bet at -0.5.

Your $120 bet to win $100 was split 2 ways for $60 on each line, -0.5 and -1. You win $50 on the bet against -0.5 and get $60 refunded for the push against -1. Total win: $50.

Montreal draws or loses outright
Both bets lose. A draw means a 0-goal margin of victory over Chicago, and 0 is less than both -0.5 and -1.

You lose the $60 against -0.5 and the $60 against -1. Total loss: $120.

Futures Bet

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2022 MLS Cup Winner
Team Odds
Los Angeles FC +340
New York City FC +650
Philadelphia Union +900
New York Red Bulls +1000
New England Revolution +1300
Seattle Sounders +1600
LA Galaxy +1600
Austin FC +1600

Unless one team is a heavy favorite to win a championship, most teams will have plus odds. So the smallest number would indicate the favorite.

For 2022, LA FC is considered the most likely champion. A $100 bet on them would net $320 if they were to win the title. Teams like Seattle, the LA Galaxy, and Austin are less likely to win. Their payouts are much better if they in fact do.

Odds can get extremely long on teams that are considered to be the worst in the league. For 2022, D.C. United, Chicago Fire, and Sporting Kansas City are all at +19000.

You typically can bet on futures as soon as the previous season ends. As the year progresses, a variety of factors will influence and change the odds throughout the season. Things that affect futures odds include players joining and leaving a team, injuries, and how the team performs during the season.

MLS Prop Bets

Review the following prop bets for upcoming matches. Our soccer betting guide explains how soccer prop bets work.

Major League Soccer Prop Bets - Next 4 Games
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Nashville SC
Montreal Impact
First Goal (No Goal, No Bet)
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
-108-132Bet
Nashville SC
Montreal Impact
Both Teams to Score
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
Yes -129No -103Bet
Montreal Impact
Total Goals
Nashville SC vs Montreal Impact
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
1.5 o +1351.5 u -186Bet
Nashville SC
Total Goals
Nashville SC vs Montreal Impact
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
1.5 o +1631.5 u -230Bet
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Nashville SC
Montreal Impact
Total Corners
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
9.5 o +1059.5 u -152Bet
Philadelphia Union
Charlotte FC
First Goal (No Goal, No Bet)
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
-118-121Bet
Philadelphia Union
Charlotte FC
Both Teams to Score
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
Yes -162No +120Bet
Charlotte FC
Total Goals
Philadelphia Union vs Charlotte FC
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
1.5 o +1181.5 u -159Bet
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Philadelphia Union
Total Goals
Philadelphia Union vs Charlotte FC
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
1.5 o +1331.5 u -182Bet
Chicago Fire FC
DC United
First Goal (No Goal, No Bet)
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
+155-230Bet
Chicago Fire FC
DC United
Both Teams to Score
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
Yes -180No +133Bet
Chicago Fire FC
Total Goals
Chicago Fire FC vs DC United
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
1.5 o +1751.5 u -250Bet
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DC United
Total Goals
Chicago Fire FC vs DC United
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
1.5 o -1801.5 u +130Bet
New York City FC
New England Revolution
First Goal (No Goal, No Bet)
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
-114-125Bet
New York City FC
New England Revolution
Both Teams to Score
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
Yes -180No +132Bet
New England Revolution
Total Goals
New York City FC vs New England Revolution
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
1.5 o +1081.5 u -143Bet
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New York City FC
Total Goals
New York City FC vs New England Revolution
5/25/24 7:30pm EDT
1.5 o +1201.5 u -162Bet

MLS Major Events

MLS Cup Playoffs

While the Premier League and other top soccer organizations around the world crown a champion solely on regular-season results, the MLS uses a playoff format that’s typical for major North American sports.

The current format is a single-elimination tournament that calls for the top-seven teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences to meet in the playoffs. Six of the seven teams in each conference play in the first round, with the top-seeded team in the East and West receiving a bye into the next round.

For the conference semifinals, the team with a bye hosts the lower-seeded team while the other two teams square off. The winners of those matches meet in the conference finals.

There are no draws in playoff matches. If a match is tied after regulation, 30 minutes of extra time is conducted in two 15-minute periods. If the teams are still tied, a penalty kick shootout begins.

MLS Cup

The winners of the Eastern and Western Conferences meet in the MLS Cup to determine the league’s champion. The event used to be held at a neutral site determined in advance, similar to the Super Bowl. But since 2012, the team with the higher regular-season point total has hosted the MLS Cup match.

The winner, if it is a United States-based team, also has the right to play in the CONCACAF Champions League, an annual tournament that features club teams from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Canadian teams have a different method of qualifying for the tournament.


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When to Bet on MLS Matches

Futures Bet

We talked earlier about futures bets for the MLS Cup earlier. You can also place futures bets on conference champions and even on what’s called the Supporters’ Shield.

The Supporters’ Shield is awarded to the team that finishes the regular season with the most points. The MLS scoring system awards three points for a win, one for a draw, and zero for a loss. Like the MLS Cup champion, the winner of the Supporters’ Shield (if it is a U.S.-based team) also advances to the CONCACAF Champions League.

When to Bet

Teams in MLS typically play once per week. Different betting strategies dictate whether to bet on a match early or wait until closer to kickoff.

If you are really familiar with the teams, you can check the early odds and determine if there is value on a particular outcome. Review how one team has played against the other, recent matchup results, and player injuries. Jumping on a bad line can give you great value before the oddsmakers fix their mistake.

Waiting until closer to kickoff gives you time for any late injuries or other news to develop that could affect the match result.

Single-Game Alternatives

We discussed the variety of bets you can make during the regular season, but that changes a bit for the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Even though there are no ties, there is still a 3-way moneyline bet option. This bet takes just the first 90 minutes of a regulation match into account. For instance, here are the odds from the 2021 MLS Cup matchup:

Portland +180
New York City FC +150
Draw +210

A 2-way moneyline bet is just a bet on who will win the match with extra time and penalty kicks included. A draw after 90 minutes is not a possible result on this bet. The 2-way moneyline odds for the championship in 2021 were as follows:

Portland -120
New York City FC -115

For reference, the match was tied 1-1 after regulation, so a draw was the winning bet on the 3-way moneyline. New York FC won the match 4-2 in the penalty shootout, making them the winning club on the 2-way moneyline.

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Popular MLS Teams

LA Galaxy

Throughout the course of MLS history, the LA Galaxy have been the most successful team by a number of metrics. The team has the most MLS Cups (5) and is tied for the most Supporter Shields (4) in league history. It also has the most social media followers among MLS clubs.

The Galaxy was one of the original 10 MLS teams. It was the second to build its own soccer-specific stadium–Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, which holds 27,000 fans.

LA reached the MLS Cup final in the inaugural season of 1996. It won MLS Cups in 2002 and ’05 and then three more in a four-year span (2011, ’12, and ’14). Its most successful head coach was Bruce Arena, who won 166 games and three titles from 2008-16 before going to coach the U.S. men’s national team.

The club’s most famous player worldwide was David Beckham. But American Landon Donovan is the Galaxy’s top goal-scorer and a four-time MLS MVP.

New York City FC

While the New York RedBulls (originally the New York/New Jersey Metrostars) were the area’s first MLS team, New York City FC has the city’s only MLS Cup, defeating Portland in 2021. Co-owned by Manchester City of the Premier League and MLB’s New York Yankees, NYC FC began play in 2015 and uses Yankee Stadium as its home.

The team quickly jumped into the top 10 in MLS in value and support (as of 2019), and the “Bronx Blues” have the second-most social media support in the league.

The top goal-scorer for the club in each of its first four seasons was David Villa, who holds the team record with 80. The offensive star of the 2021 championship team was Valentin Castellanos.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle came into MLS in 2009 and has been racking up honors consistently. The Sounders are a two-time MLS Cup champion (2016 and ’19) and added a CONCACAF Champions League trophy to its case in 2022. Seattle also consistently has some of the highest attendance figures in the league, routinely averaging over 40,000 fans as Lumen Field, the home of the NFL’s Seahawks.

The club’s all-time leading goal scorer is Fredy Montero, who has a total of 74 tallies from 2009-12 and another stint with the team that started in 2021. Raul Ruidiaz has been on the team since 2018 and has 69 goals as of mid-2022, including nine in the MLS Cup playoffs. Clint Dempsey, one of America’s best soccer players, was on the Sounders from 2013-18 and helped the team win its first MLS Cup.

D.C. United

D.C. United has struggled in recent years but was the most dominant team in MLS’s first decade of operation. The club won three of the first four MLS Cups (1996-97, ’99) and won a fourth in 2004. It also has four Supporters Shields and won the CONCACAF Champions Cup in 1998.

Former LA Galaxy and U.S. men’s national team coach Bruce Arena was the head coach from 1996-98 and remains its most-decorated coach.

Jaime Moreno was on all four MLS Cup-winning teams and is the team’s leading goal scorer with 162, including playoffs and other tournaments. He was the first player in MLS history to log 100 goals and 100 assists. He also ranks fourth in MLS history with 133 league goals.

After leading the team in goals in 2018 and ’19, English soccer star Wayne Rooney took over as head coach of the Black-and-Red in 2022.

Atlanta United

Atlanta United didn’t start play in MLS until 2017, but it has taken the league by storm. In its short history, it already owns a MLS Cup and leads the league in attendance. The team shares Mercedes-Benz Stadium with the NFL’s Falcons, both of whom are owned by Arthur Blank, and an MLS attendance record was set for the 2018 MLS Cup with 73,019 fans in attendance. The club, however, scales back the capacity to 42,500 for most matches, and it routinely sells all tickets.

The team’s star is Josef Martinez, who led the team in goals in four of its first five years of play, scoring a total of 87 regular-season MLS goals and an even 100 in all of the club’s matches.

Gerardo Martino was The Five Stripes’ coach in its first two seasons before departing to coach the Mexican national team. Gonzalo Pineda, who also has ties to Mexican soccer, is the club’s current head coach.

MLS Betting Handicapping Strategies


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Research Teams to Simulate Game Odds

The MLS is not among the most popular sports to wager on in the US, despite 70% of all sports bets around the world being placed on soccer. By becoming a close follower of the league, or even a handful of teams, you can use knowledge to your advantage and beat the sportsbooks at their own game.

Oddsmakers use statistics and trends to set lines. If you’re ardently following even just three or four teams you will have more inherent knowledge of them than the oddsmakers.

Set your own lines before odds are set for a particular match, whether it be totals or a 2-way or 3-way moneyline. If there’s a big disparity between your odds and what the sportsbook posts, then take advantage by placing a bet on it.

Know What Home Field Advantage Is Worth

Soccer game scoring is limited. Therefore, any scoring advantage is in your favor. In statistics compiled from the league’s start through 2019, home-field advantage meant more in MLS than in any other major soccer league in the world.

MLS vs European Soccer Home Team Goal Differentials
MLS vs European Soccer Home Team Goal Differentials

(Graph Courtesy: https://twitter.com/etmckinley)

This graph shows that not only does the MLS have the highest goal differential for home teams (between 0.50 and 0.75 goals per match in most years), it is the only soccer league in the world where the goal differential is trending up toward the home team.

Knowing this, home-field advantage is a huge factor in MLS matches. Carefully follow home vs away splits. Use this data to take advantage of the odds by making a well-placed bet on a team to win on the road. In this case, the oddsmakers might be overvaluing the home team’s ability to win, making an underdog win more likely and highly profitable.

Exploit Public Bias

Use public biases to increase the value of your bets. Most bets by casual fans are made in favor of the popular teams, and MLS is no exception. A quick scroll up this page will let you know what the popular teams are. It’s likely that matches involving those teams will see more action from the public going in their direction.

Because more bets come in on more popular teams, oddsmakers will nudge odds in favor of teams opposing these clubs. A bet on an opposing team may offer higher value, especially if you determine that they have a real chance to win.

Another popular public bias is on the totals bet. Casual bettors like scoring and want to root for goals. They gravitate towards taking the over. However, if your research suggests a lower number of goals than the current total line, grab the value and take the under.

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Standings



2024 Major League Soccer Standings - East
# Team GP W D L F A GD Pts
1Inter Miami CF
Qualifies for MLS Cup Playoffs - Round One Best-of-3 series
159423620+1631
2FC Cincinnati
Qualifies for MLS Cup Playoffs - Round One Best-of-3 series
149321911+830
3New York City FC
Qualifies for MLS Cup Playoffs - Round One Best-of-3 series
147251816+223
4New York Red Bulls
Qualifies for MLS Cup Playoffs - Round One Best-of-3 series
146532521+423
5Toronto FC
Qualifies for MLS Cup Playoffs - Round One Best-of-3 series
147162120+122
6Charlotte FC
Qualifies for MLS Cup Playoffs - Round One Best-of-3 series
146351413+121
7Columbus Crew
Qualifies for MLS Cup Playoffs - Round One Best-of-3 series
135621913+621
8Philadelphia Union
Qualifies for MLS Cup Playoffs - Wild Card Matches
134542521+417
9DC United
Qualifies for MLS Cup Playoffs - Wild Card Matches
144552024-417
10Orlando City SC134451520-516
11Nashville SC133641720-315
12Atlanta United FC133461716+113
13Montreal Impact133371731-1412
14Chicago Fire FC142481326-1310
15New England Revolution12219925-167

MLS Odds FAQs

How does the MLS differ from other soccer leagues worldwide?

The top European soccer leagues crown their champion from regular-season play only. In the MLS, a playoff format is used like other major North American sports. A total of 14 teams play a single-elimination tournament for the MLS Cup.

What future bets can be placed on the MLS?

In addition to the winner of the MLS Cup, a popular futures bet in MLS is betting on who wins the Supporter’s Shield. This is awarded to the club that ends the regular season with the most points.

How do home vs. away splits factor in MLS betting?

Over the long term, MLS has the highest goal differential for home teams than any other soccer league. Teams score between 0.50 and 0.75 more goals per match at home.

What is a 3-way moneyline in MLS betting?

Bet on either team to win or select a draw. The favorite outcome will have a minus sign or the lowest plus sign value of all 3 outcomes.

What is a 2-way Draw No Bet in MLS betting?

Bet on either team to win. If the match is a draw your bet will be refunded.

What is an over-under MLS total bet?

Oddsmakers will set a lines for the combined goal total of both teams. Decide whether the actual total will be over or under this line.

Soccer Betting Resources

Learn how to bet on soccer, or study up on some basic soccer betting strategies. Then, be sure to look over our suggested soccer betting sites before kickoff.

North American

  • MLS Betting Odds – Review the latest 3-way moneylines, 2-way moneylines (Draw, No Bet), totals, and Asian Handicap for upcoming USA Major League Soccer games, plus MLS Cup futures odds.
  • Liga MX Betting Odds – Whether it’s the Torneo Apertura or Torneo Clausura, Mexico Liga MX soccer is among the most exciting and competitive in the world. We’ve got moneylines, totals, and Asian Handicaps for upcoming Liga MX matchups, plus futures for each tournament.

South American

  • Brazil Serie A Odds – Running from April to December each year, the Brasileirao Serie A is the top-tier soccer league in Brazil. See odds for upcoming matchups and learn how to bet on Brasileirao Serie A soccer.

UEFA Competitions

  • Champions League Betting Odds – The UEFA Champion’s League is the world’s most prestigious soccer league, with top-tier teams hailing from various European club leagues, all vying to win the trophy each season. See moneylines for matches and tournament futures odds.
  • Europa League Betting Odds – The UEFA Europa League is Europe’s second-tier soccer tournament, contested each year July to the following May. Check out moneylines for upcoming matches and review the latest odds to win the Europa League.
  • UEFA Euro Betting Odds – Every 4 years, national teams from across Europe compete in the UEFA Euro Championship to crown the best European team. SportsBetting3.com has the latest odds to win the Euro Championship, in addition to a full slate of lines and odds for upcoming qualification and tournament matches.

European Club Leagues

  • Premier League Betting Odds – The English Premiership is among the world’s most popular soccer leagues. See the latest moneylines, totals, and Asian Handicaps for its next matches.
  • EFL Championship Odds – Known as the English Football League Championship, or “The Championship” in England, this competitive English soccer league has betting odds for each and every matchup, including exciting prop bets.
  • La Liga Betting Odds – Bet on Spain’s greatest soccer teams like Real Madrid or Barcelona. We’ve got the latest moneylines, totals, Asian Handicaps, and odds to win La Liga this season.
  • Bundesliga Betting Odds – Germany’s Bundesliga 1 is the most competitive league in this soccer loving country. Review odds for upcoming German Bundesliga matchups and see which team is favored to win this season.
  • Ligue 1 Betting Odds – Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille dominate France’s top-tier soccer league. Our page has odds for the next scheduled Ligue 1 matchups, including money lines, totals, and Asian Handicaps, plus league futures.
  • Serie A Betting Odds – Italy’s Serie A is among the greatest club leagues in the world, so be sure to review the odds on its next matchups before the season comes to a close. See moneylines, totals, and Asian Handicaps for teams like Juventus and Napoli.
  • Primeira Liga Betting Odds – Don’t overlook Portugal’s energetic and gifted soccer teams, like Porto and Benfica. Be sure to review the odds to win the Primeira Liga and moneylines for its next scheduled games this season.
  • Eredivisie Betting Odds – Dutch Soccer is not to be ignored, sporting powerhouse teams like PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord Rotterdam. Analyze the odds on Netherlands soccer carefully, you might find an opportunity to win betting on your favorite Dutch soccer team.
  • Scottish Premiership Odds – Stay on top of Scotland’s top soccer league. We have the odds for upcoming matchups, odds to win the Premiership outright, plus prop bets for each matchup.
  • Jupiler Pro League Odds – Belgium’s pro soccer includes top teams like Club Brugge, Racing Genk, and Antwerp. Our page has odds for upcoming Belgian soccer matchups including 3-way moneylines, 2-way moneylines, goal totals, and Asian Handicaps, plus odds to win this season’s Jupiler Pro League.
  • Swedish Allsvenskan Odds – Sweden regularly contributes its top teams to the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues. Follow your favorite Allsvenskan teams all season with the latest betting odds, prop bets, league standings, and Allsvenskan futures odds.
  • Swiss Super League Odds – Switzerland is home to a number of respected football teams, including Basel, Young Boys, and Lugano. See betting odds for upcoming Swiss Super League games, league futures, and prop bets.
  • Danish Superliga Odds – Denmark offers some of the most competitive soccer in Europe, regularly sending good teams to the UEFA competitions.
  • Turkish Super Lig – Turkey’s Super Lig is among the most popular soccer leagues in the world. See odds for upcoming matchups, including 3-way moneylines, 2-way moneylines, totals, and the Super Lig Asian Handicap.

Global Competitions

  • World Cup Betting Odds – The next FIFA World Cup is around the corner. SportsBetting3.com has World Cup Futures odds, plus moneylines, totals, and Asian Handicaps individual matchups between countries during group play all the way through to the World Cup Final.
  • Women’s World Cup Betting Odds – The Women’s World Cup takes place a year after the men’s competition. Have a look at the latest odds to win the Women’s World Cup, plus lines and odds for every game of the tournament.

CONCACAF Competitions

  • CONCACAF Leagues Cup Odds – Get the latest odds for CONCACAF Leagues Cup matchups, featuring exciting games between the United States’ MLS and Mexico’s Liga MX teams.
  • CONCACAF Nations League Odds – Moneylines, totals, and Asian Handicap odds for the next CONCACAF Nations League matchups, with prop bets for each team’s total goals, corners, both teams to score, and match to be won by 1 goal exactly.
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup Odds – Review CONCACAF Gold Cup matchup odds, including moneylines, totals, and Asian Handicaps, plus the 2-way moneyline and various prop bets for upcoming matchups throughout the tournament.